The Great War: Rise and Fall of Empires 1914-1918 with Deirdre O’Sullivan

The Great War: Rise and Fall of Empires 1914-1918 with Deirdre O’Sullivan.

How much do you really know about World War I: The War to End All Wars? When the 20th Century dawned, the world was dominated by the Great Empires. These Empires were threatened by new emerging powers that were growing in population, their industrial strength and their military prowess. Eventually, this would lead to a “Great War” that would kill up to 20 million people between 1914-1918.

This online presentation will be an introduction into:
The competing Dominant, Emerging and Declining Great Empires and the one assassination that would finally triggered the conflict;
While most of the causalities from the War occurred in Europe, the battlefield was all over the world, and
Which of these Empires would survive the War and then sent the stage for future warfare (including the current war in Europe).

World War I, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1 or known as the First World War began on 28 July 1914 and ended on 11 November 1918. Referred to by contemporaries as the "Great War", belligerents included much of Europe, Russia, the United States and Turkey, with fighting also expanding into the Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia. One of the deadliest conflicts in history, an estimated 9 million were killed in combat, while over 5 million civilians died from occupation, bombardment, hunger or disease. Millions of additional deaths resulted from genocides within the Ottoman Empire and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, which was exacerbated by the movement of combatants during the war.
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